Friday, August 19, 2011

Tooth Fairy

Yesterday afternoon as I was in the first grade pick-up line waiting my turn for Summer to hop in the car, I saw her beaming on the sidewalk. As soon as she hopped in the car she could not contain herself. She said, "Mom, this is the best day of my whole life! I lost my tooth! I wiggled it during lunch and it came out!" Wow. What a day. She then showed me a little plastic bag which held her tooth. For a first grader, losing your tooth AT SCHOOL pretty much equals celebrity status for the day. We came home and immediately the tooth fairy pillow came out of the closet. She has looked longingly at this little felt pillow for years. The day had finally come. Before bed she put her tooth in the little pocket on the pillow and carefully tucked it under her pillow. This morning she came running into our room yelling that the tooth fairy had visited her and had left her some very fancy gold dollar coins. My summer is growing up and I can't believe it.